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Forest Products Journal Feature Article (PDF)


Wood Magic at Virginia Tech is a natural resource education program for youth and educators.

The materials are designed to assist educators with teaching children about environmental science, particularly wood science and forestry. The activities engage the students in doing, reflecting and applying wood science to their daily world.

Activities and curricula are designed around Virginia’s Standards of Learning. Students discover the ways wood impacts their daily lives and how wood utilization influences our natural environment. They formulate relationships between wood, science, and technology, and they experience real world applications to theoretical knowledge attained from their regular science courses.

The Annual On Campus Wood Magic programs have been discontinued but extensive instruction manuals, lessons, and activities are all available on this website.

For more information please contact:

Audrey Zink-Sharp, Professor
Department of Sustainable Biomaterials
Virginia Tech, 230 Cheatham Hall, Mail Code 0323
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540)-231-8820, E-mail:

Last Updated: June 2014

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